Birthday blast: Priyanka Chopra's Top 30 moments in showbiz
Priyanka Chopra's 'Andaaz' and 'Fashion' sense have won her many awards over the 12 years of her Bollywood journey. Ever her detractors don't have 'Aitraaz' when she walks away with critics choice awards. We capture 30 milestones in Priyanka Chopra's career as the diva turns 30.
MILESTONE 1: Originally from Jamshedpur, Bihar (now Jharkhand), this Chopra babe spent 7 years in Bareilly. Little did she know that one day her life would change with the much-coveted Miss India title. (2000)
MILESTONE 2: Looking calm and confident, the Miss India, 2000, impressed everyone with her charm and intelligence. No doubt, she was crowned Miss World in the same year. (2000)
MILESTONE 3: Film world was the natural progression for the dazzling beauty. Priyanka Chopra made her acting debut with the 2002 Tamil film Thamizhan. The film starred Vijay in the lead role. Revathi, Nassar, Ashish Vidyarthi and Vivek also play pivotal roles in the film. (2002)
MILESTONE 4: Bollywood was the next destination for Priyanka Chopra and she made her debut opposite Sunny Deol with Hero: Love Story of a Spy. She played the second lead in the film, but managed to get noticed because of her performance. (2003)
MILESTONE 5: While Hero showed her acting capability, Andaaz displayed Priyanka Chopra's glamorous side. The movie was loved by one and all. She was cast opposite Akshay Kumar. Lara Dutta also played the lead role in the film. She won Best Female Debut, her first award for this movie. (2003)
MILESTONE 6: Aitraaz changed the ball game for Priyanka Chopra. She dared to delve into the unknown and portrayed the role of a vamp with aplomb. Her efforts were appreciated by masses and critics alike. She happened to be the second woman to win the Filmfare Best Villain Award. (2004)
MILESTONE 7: Priyanka Chopra won the Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards for her portrayal in Aitraaz.
MILESTONE 8: Priyanka Chopra has chosen as the Style Diva of 2006 by eBay, India’s leading online marketplace. An online poll was conducted. The 2 million strong eBay India community chose Priyanka Chopra as the unanimous winner. She was felicitated and presented with the eBay Style Diva trophy. (2006)
MILESTONE 9: Priyanka Chopra was voted the sexiest Asian Woman in 2006 as per a poll conducted by a magazine. (2006)
MILESTONE 10: Priyanka Chopra received the Contribution to Indian Cinema at the Kelvinator's Gr8 Women Awards. (2007)
MILESTONE 11: Priyanka Chopra got IIFA's Best On-Screen Beauty in 2007.
MILESTONE 12: Priyanka Chopra won the GIFA Award for Most Searched Actress in 2007
MILESTONE 13: After Aitraaz, Priyanka Chopra's acting talent was appreciated again in Madhur Bhandarkar's Fashion. She portrayed the role of a troubled model in the film. (2008)
MILESTONE 14: Priyanka Chopra bagged Zee Astitva Awards for Contribution to Indian Cinema. (2008)
MILESTONE 15: Priyanka Chopra continued to portray challenging roles. Her efforts payed off after she received critical acclaim for her role in Vishal Bhardwaj's Kaminey. She starred opposite rumoured lover Shahid Kapoor in the film. (2009)
MILESTONE 16: Priyanka Chopra's dark portrayal of a model in Madhur Bhandarkar's Fashion won her the prestigious National Award. (2010)
MILESTONE 17: Priyanka Chopra also won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her portrayal in Fashion (2009)
MILESTONE 18: Priyanka Chopra won the Nielsen Box Office Award for Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema by The Hollywood Reporter trade journal at The Asian Film Festival, Hong Kong. (2009)
MILESTONE 19: Priyanka Chopra was adjudged Best Actress at Golden Trident Awards. (2009)
MILESTONE 20: Priyanka Chopra was among the 10 recipients of the IIFA-FICCI Frames Awards for the Most Powerful Entertainers of the Decade. (2009)
MILESTONE 21: Priyanka Chopra won Videocon India Youth Icon Awards Youth Icon in the field of entertainment. (2009)
MILESTONE 22: Priyanka Chopra won the GQ Woman of the Year Award for her contribution to the world of art and cinema. (2010)
MILESTONE 23: Priyanka Chopra's performance in 7 Khoon Maaf got her critical acclaim and awards. But the film couldn't click at the box office. It nevertheless won her Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress. (2011)
MILESTONE 24: Priyanka Chopra's performance in 7 Khoon Maaf also won her Dadasaheb Phalke Awards. (2011)
MILESTONE 25: Priyanka Chopra who is known for her simple yet stylish wardrobe was declared by People Magazine India as the Best Dressed Woman of the year. (2011)
MILESTONE 26: Priyanka Chopra surely knows how to look hot. The actress became Maxim Magazine's Hottest Girl Of 2011.
MILESTONE 27: Priyanka Chopra got Filmfare Critics Award - Best Actress for 7 Khoon Maaf. (2011)
MILESTONE 28: Priyanka Chopra entered Rs 100 crore club with Don 2, opposite Shah Rukh Khan and Agneepath, opposite Hrithik Roshan.
MILESTONE 29: Priyanka Chopra received the Trailblazer Award from the South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment Association for her blazing trails in the U.S. for Indian entertainers as the first Bollywood actor to win a major record deal in the U.S. and her ongoing commitment and passion for continuous creative/artistic/personal achievement.
MILESTONE 30: Priyanka Chopra announced her first international musical album. The first single is expected to release in August/September 2012.